Co-written by Beverley Lennon
In Bali, it’s easy to live like a king.
From private infinity pools to luxurious rainforest hideaways and some truly unique hotels, the Island of the Gods is ready to welcome you with open arms, right into the lap of luxury.
Even if you’re not looking to spend a fortune during your stay in Bali, you can still easily bag yourself a classy pool-access hotel room on a reasonable budget.
When it really gets down to it though, there is one thing most of us crave from our vacation in Bali and that is to be as close to the beach as possible. The island is, after all, home to some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet.
To make sure nothing stands between you and those gorgeous blue hues, we bring you these gorgeous resorts where you get to soak in views of the Indian Ocean right from your very own balcony, a luxury that is affordably-priced below USD $300.
Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates for the hotels’ ocean view rooms with balcony, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.
1. Discover a dreamy tropical hideaway – Candi Beach Resort and Spa
Candi Beach Resort and Spa is tucked into a lush coconut grove in tranquil East Bali. If you’re looking for a bit of peace and quiet and want to experience the vibrant charm of unspoilt Balinese nature, this is the place for you.
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The resort offers immaculate views of the Bali sea from the spacious balcony of the luxury Ocean View Suite, where the elegant Balinese decor invites you to leave your worries behind and simply soak in the healing frequencies of Bali.
Oh and did we mention that there’s also a jacuzzi out on the balcony?
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As ever in paradise, Candi also features a massive pool surrounded by palm trees and overlooking the beach, with intimate bales offering the perfect spot for an indulgent after-swim nap.
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The resort’s signature restaurant’s name Biru is the Indonesian word for blue and true enough, the scenic restaurant allows you to feast your eyes on the azure hues of the ocean. You can also chill by the resort’s lavish pool bar, Ombak.
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Though Candi is slightly removed from the most bustling heart of South Bali, you might find little reason to actually leave the resort at all. Here, you can try diving, snorkeling and trekking through the lush forests. You could even try your hand at a Balinese cooking class!
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If you’re thinking of leaving the kids behind for your next escape and highly considering a romance-seeking honeymoon re-make, or if you’re simply looking to enjoy a palm-fringed escape with no kids (not even others’) in sight, The Royal Purnama might be one of your best bets while in Bali.
With their ‘over-12 years of age’ policy and ideal serene location, the resort is a real deal for couples looking for an out-of-the-ordinary vacation.
But if there’s another good (or even better) reason to opt for a stay here, it sure is their Jepun Jacuzzi Suite with Ocean View – a retreat on its own!
The suite spells romance in every corner and comes with unobstructed views of the endless ocean, which you can enjoy right from your balcony, in your bubbly jacuzzi or even on the daybeds where you’ll happily take afternoon naps.
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Your stylish abode is also appointed with elegantly-handcrafted Balinese furniture, an expansive king-size bed and a gorgeous granite bathtub to soak in on heaty evenings ;).
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You’ll never close the curtains while staying at The Royal Purnama; at least, we know you won’t ever want to, because who says no to waking up with a treat for the eyes? Lazing away on your private balcony is also sure to be part of your plans!
P.S. Rest assured that privacy is guaranteed on your balcony, so any cheeky moments remain a secret between both of you!
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Originating from the ‘90s, Sadara Boutique Beach Resort is where tradition meets luxury.
The surroundings and guestrooms are exclusively designed to pay tribute to the island’s local heritage – they’ll transport you back in time with crafted furniture and other artistic items that can be found in traditional Balinese houses.
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Start with a feast for the eyes – the resort offers lavishing views of the ocean that you can relish from your balcony or while lazing comfortably in one of the several poufs located on the beachfront area.
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Nothing compares to sunrise by the beach while the rest of the World is asleep!
Then, fill your stomach at the Rasala Kitchen – the resident food sanctuary.
You’ll keep yourself busy with several activities offered around the resort. Tea for two? Yoga? Cooking class? Romantic dinner? A spa treatment or a chilling session at the pool bar? There’s something for everyone but surely the ocean will keep you lounging on the beach most of the time!
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There, happy hour is also referred to as nap time. With its modern reincarnation of Balinese culture, you can expect airy rooms furnished in other natural materials and beautified with modern décor. Talk about sustainability and chic high-end concept!
Recipe to a perfect ocean-view? You book one featuring a balcony, and the Royal Suite Ocean View takes it to a whole new level!
Let’s be honest – if you’re not staying at a gorgeous resort that celebrates Bali’s endless horizon, are you really doing your Bali vacation the right way?
With its all-inclusive plans, Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso only requires you to pack good mood and great vibes (plus sexy swimsuits too)!
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Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso will tick off all of your needy boxes for a memorable stay, starting with their magnificent Ocean View Suite. Arguably, the best feature of this suite is the balcony that provides the perfect place to enjoy a few snacks and drinks, but also showcases spectacular ocean views.
We absolutely love the suite set-up as even the lounging couch overlooks the greater ocean while natural light pours in through the balcony sliding doors. It’s almost as though you don’t need to step outside.
You sure will feel grateful to be offered such picturesque views while you peer at the gentle waves making their way to the shore, and even more majestic vistas await on early mornings when the world is still asleep.
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And not only does this stay offer spectacular sea views, but you’re lucky enough to be set right on the beach itself!
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They don’t call Bali ‘The Land of Gods’ for nothing.
Every corner of the magical Sea View Suite at Jimbaran Bay Beach Resort and Spa gives you clear views of the ocean. We’re not even exaggerating. In here, even your bathroom (that includes a lovely bathtub too) is guarded by the horizon from afar – a suite designed almost for celebrities only!
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Bet you’ve gotten it now; this glorious stay takes ocean views as seriously as we do. Comfortable and perfectly located within walking distance to the array of seafood restaurants in Jimbaran, this stunner of a beach resort is a big hit among those looking for luxury treatment at an affordable price.
Booking one of their sea view suites means you get to wake up every day to the salty scent of the beach, and though you sure have seen the ocean countless times, the private balcony will compel you to sit down and truly marvel at the crashing blues!
Naturally, its rooftop bar also offers nothing short of jaw-dropping ocean views – a place where you get to mingle with other guests, make new friends and enjoy the sunset with a cocktail or two, right before heading out for your seafood feast mission.
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Each of the Conrad Bali’s coveted Deluxe Ocean Rooms features a spacious balcony where you can easily while away an entire day while gazing out into the azure hues of the Indian Ocean.
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You can also enjoy stunning views from the swimming pool, which opens out to sweeping beachside vistas.
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If you’re after a dinner and a show, look no further than Suku, which offers cuisine inspired by Asian street food as well as hosting Balinese dance performances on selected nights. And don’t worry about bringing the kids along – children up to 12 years old eat for free when dining with a parent!
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No trip to Bali is complete without treating yourself to a pampering visit to the spa. Conrad Bali’s Jiwa Spa offers therapeutic treatments and luxury rituals as well as spa treatments specially designed for men and children as well.
If you are in a romantic mood, Conrad Bali also happens to house one of the most gorgeous wedding chapels in Bali. The resort’s exquisite Infinity Chapel appears to be floating on water and offers some truly iconic photo-ops, even if you’re not planning to tie the knot any time soon.
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But first – who’s up for a game out on the giant chessboard?
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Starting your day at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort is pretty much the closest thing you can get to waking up in heaven – especially if you’re staying in their magnificent Luxury Room complete with stunning views of the ocean and direct access to a pristine stretch of white sandy beach.
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With its trademark and exclusively designed plush king-sized bed and sleek French interior, the spacious room is chic as can be. And to top it all off, you can even enjoy your morning coffee out on the lavish balcony, which opens out to deep-blue ocean vistas that embellish the pristine and secluded Nusa Dua coastline.
You room also comes with an elegant bathroom comprising of a separate bathtub and rain shower, with French designer bathroom amenities.
If breathing in all that fresh sea air should make you feel hungry, Sofitel offers some seriously delicious dining options. The resort’s Kwee Zeen restaurant treats guests to a sumptuous feast of Pan-Asian flavours, while Cut Catch Cucina is renowned for offering one of the best weekend brunches on the island.
The signature restaurant offers premium meat cuts, whether it’s top-quality wagyu, Angus or Kurobuta, processed by a Diamond Wood fired oven with a broiler and antique rotisserie.
Or then again, you could just settle for enjoying a royal breakfast in bed.
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And you’ll love the L’Oh Pool Bar too. Let’s face it – nothing really beats enjoying spectacular evening sunsets amidst pristine beachfront landscapes, and sipping cocktails while luxuriating in the pool, right?
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Don’t forget to finish your day off with a stint at Sofitel’s glamorous SoSPA that’s tucked away in a secluded corner of the resort, where you can indulge in a multi-treatment package or simply opt for a soothing massage in peace and privacy.
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At the gorgeous Wyndham Tamansari Jivva Resort, you don’t have to settle for mere ocean views. By choosing the Jacuzzi Suite, you can relax in style by indulging in a soak in the tub while gazing out into the Indian Ocean.
Surrounded by the tranquil nature of Klungkung, Wyndham Tamansari Jivva Resort offers an absolute beachfront location with stunning volcanic black sands and world class surf breaks just minutes from the resort.
Next to its beachfront location and shimmering swimming pools, the resort’s gorgeous lobby is basically an Instagrammer’s dream come true.
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Its Bumbu Restaurant pays tribute to local flavours with delicacies like Ayam Betutu Gilimanuk and Sate Lilit Campur Kusamba while also offering Western comfort foods like tuna sandwiches and homemade lamb burgers.
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If spending some time in the soothing ambience of eastern Bali is not enough to calm your mind, you can try a little yoga at the Tirta Yoga Hall, or simply relax out on the beanbags by their beach club and enjoy the view.
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Rumah Luwih is a vision in white, a modern-day mansion perched right on the beach. From the lavish comfort of the Arnawakanta Ocean View Suite, you can enjoy sweeping views of the resort’s landscaped gardens that reaches all the way to the Bali Sea.
The room’s generous windows reveal shimmering shades of blue, while the private balcony allows you to enjoy those vistas unhindered. In addition to the breathtaking views, the decor of the room is utterly charming with romantic influences, evoking the feel of a luxurious estate untouched by the hectic pace of the modern world.
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You can also enjoy views of the ocean while indulging in a soak in the room’s glamorous bathtub!
The resort also features a massive swimming pool, which opens out to five-star views overlooking the beach. If you are there with your romantic partner, you’ll love to take a walk by the tranquil pond, which creates a scenic backdrop for the seaside chapel, ideal for hosting your dream Bali wedding.
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In keeping with Rumah Luwih romantic design, the elegant dining room is adorned with chandeliers and ornate wooden carvings, creating a truly unique setting for enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner (they also do Sunday brunch!).
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At the Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana, choosing a room is a no-brainer. The Deluxe King Room with ocean views offers you the best of both worlds – a prime location in the heart of sizzling Legian and a soothing seaside setting right on your very own balcony.
The room’s private balcony is perfectly positioned to offer you an obstructed view of Kuta Beach, one of the most iconic beaches on the island.
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Besides splashing around in the Indian Ocean, the hotel also satisfies all of your poolside cravings with two pristine outdoor pools – one exclusive rooftop option with stellar views of the ocean, while the other pool is located on a lower level and is the perfect spot for having fun with the kids, thanks to the designated kiddie pool.
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When it comes to dining in style, The Deli @ Bullman offers a relaxed setting for enjoying a true holiday feast, complete with Asian and Western favourites.
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For quenching your thirst after a day of fun in the sun, you’ll love the rooftop IP-Bar, which allows you to dip your toes in the pool while gazing out into a perfect Bali sunset, cocktail in hand.
Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana is also very welcoming to families – children under 12 stay for free when sharing a room with their parents!
Uluwatu in southern Bali is tailormade for a romantic seaside getaway. With rugged clifftops and white sandy beaches, the area lets you experience the nautical beauty of Bali at its finest.
There’s no better place to enjoy the ambience than at De Sapphire Cliff Villa. Check into the resort’s Ocean View Suite and you can get lost in those jaw-dropping blue vistas from your own spacious balcony.
The bohemian suite features a beautiful timber design and a romantic four-poster bed, while the rattan furniture out on the balcony invites you in to take in the epic ocean views at any time of the day.
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De Sapphire Cliff Villa’s deep blue pool offers the ultimate backdrop for holiday snaps that are guaranteed to make the folks back home green with envy.
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The resort’s signature restaurant, de’Bar-Ongs, offers local Balinese delicacies and a gorgeous display of authentic Joglo-style architecture.
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If you’re looking for a good place to witness a Bali sunset, congratulations – you’ve just found it. Facing west and perched high up on that clifftop, De Sapphire Cliff Villa offers you front row seats to Mother Nature’s greatest show.
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To get a taste of sheer luxury without sacrificing an ounce of that authentic Balinese ambience, look no further than the Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach majestically perched on the white sandy beaches of Nusa Dua.
The resort has been carefully designed to allow guests to enjoy ocean views from all 188 rooms. To make the most of those nautical views, go for the gorgeous Ocean Front Suite which allows you to relax out on the balcony, where a plush daybed invites you into relax in absolute privacy.
The room follows the elegant theme of the resort – modern-day luxe meets timeless Balinese splendour, with Balinese temples etched on the walls.
If you really want to pump up the volume, why not opt for their massive Roof Ocean Front Suite, where you get to enjoy unobstructed views of the ocean and a unique design inspired by Balinese aesthetics.
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Hotel Nikko Bali’s gorgeous stretch of beach is only rivalled by the resort’s beautifully shaped lagoon pool, which lets you cool off in the shade and enjoy a refreshing drink at the sleek swim-up bar.
To list out all the scrumptious dining options available might take all day, so let’s just say you won’t leave the place hungry. There’s an Italian ristorante, a romantic Balinese restaurant and of course, the Aloha Pool Bar, where you can sip cocktails and savour a young coconut all the while lounging in the turquoise waters of the pool.
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If your plan in Bali is to stay as close to the ocean as possible and maybe even catch some waves while you’re at it, look no further than the hip Lv8 Resort Hotel located in Canggu, the up-and-coming trendy neighbourhood in Bali.
Settle down on the balcony of Lv8’s Studio Suite with ocean views and drink in the sights – majestic waves crashing down onto the shore, with more than a few daredevils heading out for the lineup.
Once you’re able to tear yourself away from the stylish room, the resort’s gorgeous pool offers a prime spot for indulging in some fun in the sun, which chic sunbeds that are ideal for an afternoon nap – just make sure to pose for a few holiday snaps before dozing off.
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With its prime location, Lv8 brings some of the best surf breaks in Bali straight to your doorstep. After a rigorous day of riding the waves, head to the Lv8 Spa – nothing like a luxurious Balinese massage to soothe those sore muscles.
Even if you’re not an in-house guest at the Lv8, you can still get a taste of that seaside bliss if you check out the resort’s Vue Beach Club, where drop-in visitors can enjoy a swim with a fee of IDR 100,000 (USD $7.50).
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Hilton Bali Resort is a luxury hideaway tucked into the majestic cliffs of Nusa Dua, with a white stretch of sand inviting you in to splash around in the salty waves of the ocean.
To make the most of your seaside getaway, be sure to book their King Deluxe Ocean View Room, which offers you scenic ocean views and lavish modern comfort – once you’ve enjoyed a scenic morning coffee out on the balcony, you can slump back to the plush king-size bed and flip through the channels of the 40-inch plasma TV before heading for a dip in the pool.
If you’re looking for that extra bit of decadence, upgrade to the palatial King Premium Ocean Front Room, which affords you the added luxury of direct pool or beach access.
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When it’s time to cool off from the tropical sun, you can take your pick between the ocean and the resort’s turquoise pool, which is deliciously shaded by palm trees and opens out to unobstructed views of the ocean.
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As an added perk, most of the resort’s restaurants bring you not just feasts for the tummy, but for the eyes too – with stunning views of the ocean!
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To capture the most epic vacation shots ever, don’t forget to visit the observation deck on the 20th floor. Just hold on to your hat and prepare to be blown away by the view!
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If you’re chasing the most picturesque ocean vistas imaginable, nothing quite beats a stay in stunning Nusa Dua. Make your way to the very southern tip of Bali and discover rugged cliffs and sandy beaches, with clear blue ocean stretching out as far as the eye can see.
Ulu Segara Luxury Suites & Villas makes the most of its five-star location by offering guests unobstructed seaside views from the balcony of their lavish suites.
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The Ocean View Suite offers ample living space and a luxe modern decor.
If you fancy a swim, their stunning free-form pool is ideally positioned between the resort and ocean, ensuring stellar ocean views while you enjoy a cold drink at the swim-up bar.
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The sleek Angkasa lounge bar also offers a luxurious setting for a round of drinks at sunset, while the Ulu Segara restaurant is ideal for a romantic dinner.
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Boasting of white sands and calm waters, quiet Sanur is the ideal spot for relaxing out on the sand, where you can avoid the bustling crowds in the rest of Kuta. And there’s no better place to let these soothing vibrations wash over you than at Fairmont’s chic Ocean View Suite.
The room’s stylish interior offers a blend of Balinese influences and modern luxury, while out on the balcony, it’s all about relaxation, thanks to the plush daybed and mesmerizing views.
The resort’s gorgeous pool is perfectly positioned just above the beach with nothing but a few majestic palm trees standing between you and the ocean.
You can enjoy an Instagrammable tea service at the sleek Lobby Lounge while gazing out into the blue hues of the Indian Ocean. For casual poolside dining, head to the relaxed Nyala Beach Club & Grill.
Fairmont’s location is ideal for families and honeymooners alike. In addition to being perched right on the beach, the resort brings you within minutes great restaurants and thrilling activities without getting swept up in the traffic and chaos of Kuta. You can easily get around by bike too.
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